It’s not just your teeth that make your smile. Your gums also play an important role. Sometimes, the balance of the aesthetic can be affected by the amount of gum tissue that is visible when you smile. If there is too much gum covering the teeth, this can cause a gummy smile. A gummy smile isn’t a dental health problem as such, but it can affect the look of the smile, and subsequently impact confidence. If your gums are causing you to feel self-conscious when you smile, we can help.
Gum reshaping, also known as gum contouring, is a cosmetic technique, which we employ to enhance the look of the smile when a patient has a gummy smile. A gummy smile occurs when more gum tissue than usual is visible when you smile. It can make the teeth look smaller and shorter than normal, and affect the overall look of your smile. Gum reshaping is designed to improve the aesthetic by removing a very tiny portion of the gum tissue and contouring the gum line to unveil more of the tooth tissue. The result is longer, larger looking teeth, which make for a more attractive smile.
We use advanced techniques, including laser treatment, to shape the gums with minimal discomfort. Using their experience and skill, your dentist will gently contour your gums to create incredible results.
Do you often feel that your smile looks unattractive because your teeth look small, or do you feel that there is too much gum tissue on display when you look at your smile in the mirror? If you’re self-conscious about your smile, you don’t have to suffer in silence. We have some amazing cosmetic treatments on offer that can improve your confidence. In the case of a gummy smile, gum reshaping is a tried and tested treatment, which can make an incredible difference to the look of your smile.
If you’re keen to find out more about gum reshaping, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Call us, pop in and see us if you’re passing, or send us a message online.